Hochevar expected to start vs. Tigers

Updated: April 3, 2010, 12:27 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar pitched only four innings in his final spring training start after taking a comebacker off his left ankle.

The Royals say Hochevar has a bruised left ankle.

Hochevar didn't return for the start of the fifth inning Friday night at Texas after a ball hit by David Murphy ricocheted off his ankle. The ball rolled toward first baseman Billy Butler, who picked it up and tagged out the runner for the third out.

Manager Trey ...

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